Italian Fashion and Cinema 5th -13th April

A little plug for a friend.

Diana the Huntress has been involved in a little project. Well she has to do something when not wining and dining. Not always with me I hasten to add.

The Italian Fashion & Cinema events start with Ferragamo at the Victoria and Albert Museum today and runs until the 13th, with something fashion darlink happening every day.

Here is the link:

If you would like to go to any of the events, here is her email:

She is charm personified, even given that in the Tinder generation you guys are all snapped cuddling a tiger, Diana on the other hand has her profile picture giving a huge Rhino called Sudan a back rub…..

Diana and Sudan

Diana and Sudan

Go to these events, you will of course, see me there.

“Italy is known for its centuries-long culture of la bellezza and a style which has come to be identified by its people’s creativity and highest-quality craftmanship. Italian Fashion & Cinema looks at some key highlights from 1960 in the country’s extremely intricate and rich story of style.

We will explore the allure of two key films, L’avventura and La dolce vita. Both of them released in 1960, they meant a change in the perception of Italy by international audiences, showing a newly sophisticated style and fashion. After the post-war gloom and the realism portrayed in the most appreciated cinema of the 1950s, Italy would now be perceived as a country with a style and a beauty of its own.

Ferragamo Museum’s Director, Stefania Ricci, will introduce us to the House’s 100 year long relationship with film as well as film stars in a seminar with Dr. Giuliana Pieri at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Led by Matt Tyrnauer, a regular contributor to Vanity Fair magazine, we will have a glimpse at Valentino’s legendary world of glamour and beauty in his film Valentino: The Last Emperor. Plus, in a unique on-stage interview with Costume National’s Creative Director, Ennio Capasa, fashion journalist Hilary Alexander will explore the world of the creator of what was described by the New York Times as the “cool and chic modernism” of this mens and womenswear label.

We are also proud to offer London audiences a very special premiere of Christina Voros’s The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts. The film, which will be preceded by an on-stage conversation with Voros, is a documentary about Frida Giannini, Creative Director of Gucci, one of the most successful fashion houses in the world, with a tradition going back to the 1920s.”

Joana Granero, Director

Ennio Capasa

Ennio Capasa

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